Giving us your records

Following Government advice on the coronavirus, we are now closed. Please do not visit us until further notice.

With apologies, but we are unable to receive visitors, answer the telephone or respond to email enquiries for the forseeable future.

We do still have access to our social media feeds so please contact us on Twitter and Facebook if you have an enquiry and we will do our best to help. See the links at the top and bottom of the web page to access our social media feeds.

We will aim to update our website and social media feeds as best we can as things change.

Please do not travel to us and adhere to official advice to protect yourselves and others: Public Health England

Roughly half of our collections come from private sources: businesses, charities, clubs and societies.

We are always pleased to accept archives of any age which illustrate past or present life in Berkshire. We can take them either as a gift, or on deposit, with the depositor retaining legal ownership.

All our collections are stored in secure strong rooms with controlled temperature and humidity, protected by a fire and intruder alarm system. Trained staff are employed to sort, catalogue and package documents. The BRO is also fully-equipped for the conservation and preservation of the records held here.

If you have something that you think is of historical value, please Contact Us.

We are also happy to help advise you on how best to store your own records in the office or home.